Trading for a catcher?

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Trading for a catcher?

Postby ucbsharkbait » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:45 pm

I'm doing a 12-team H2H points league with some friends; unfortunately, I had to auto-draft. The computer drafted Longoria, Beltre AND Lawrie onto my roster. At Catcher I have McCann, who is on the DL and who I don't like. Thinking of offering Lawrie for Carlos Santana. Good idea, bad idea or meh idea? My dumb lineup is:

C - McCann (DL)
1B - Ike Davis
2B - Utley
3B - Longoria
SS - Prado
OF - Trout
OF - Ellsbury
OF - Nelson Cruz
Util - Beltre
Util - Lawrie
Bench - several terrible players I will drop

Was also offered Lucroy for Fister -- for SP I have Lee, Greinke, Bailey, Fister, Anibal, Estrada, Cobb - surprisingly not a terrible job by the computer there. Is that any better/worse?

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby BluePulaski » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:14 pm

you should have catchers in a 1-catcher league, available on the wire...what catchers are on the wire?...also, do you have a DL spot?

I wouldn`t sweat not having a reality there is nothing wrong with choosing a catcher late...sure you got stuck with an injured guy...but you have 3 of the top 3basemen in probably one of the shallowest positions.

I think getting Carlos Santana for Lawrie would be a good deal for you...I doubt the Carlos owner would do that...but worth a try...there are a few catchers I`d probably give Lawrie up for...Mauer...even Perez...but let`s see what you have on the wire for catchers first.
10-team mixed keeper league (15 keepers), H2H - 1 Win R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OPS/W/CG/SHO/SV/K/ERA/WHIP/QS
C - empty (will pick up a hot catcher when ready)
1B - E. Hosmer
2B - J. Kipnis
SS - T. Tulowitzki
3B - A. Beltre
OF - M. Trout, A. McCutchen, J. Upton
UTIL - G. Stanton, A. Rizzo, B. Harper, empty slot

PITCHERS: SP - S. Strasburg, A. Wainwright, G. Gonzalez, H. Iwakuma, S. Miller, K. Medlen, H. Ryu, M. Garza, A. Cobb, H. Bailey, R. Porcello, M. Estrada, W. Peralta, S. Gray, E. Ramirez
RP - A. Chapman, A. Reed, J. Benoit
N/A slot: M. Pineda. DL - C. Maybin, M. Moore

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby ucbsharkbait » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:52 am

Thanks for your thoughts! That makes sense. Offered Lawrie for Santana, but no response yet, and my assumption is "no deal" on that one.

On the wire:
AJ Ellis

Like the walks for Ellis (at least, going by last year) although Salty is tempting as well.

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby Kato » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:42 am

couldn't agree more with Blue, just add a C from the WW and ride him til he cools off.
H2H Most Categories/ Dynasty
R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, K, SAC, SBN, AVG, OPS
C Y.Gomez
1B P.Goldschmidt, AJ Reed
2B K.Wong
3B J.Donaldson
SS C.Correa, I.Desmond
LF D.deShields
CF A.Jones
RF J.D.Martinez, J.Heyward
DH N.Cruz

Pitching (max 6 SP, K/9, K/BB, ERA, WHIP, W,L, QS, K, BB, SV, BS, BAA, HR, HD)
SP J.Zimmermann
SP C.Carrasco
SP C.Hamels
SP I.Kennedy
SP D.Price
SP J.Eickhoff
RP K.Uehara, RP AJ Ramos, RP Siegrist, RP Betances, RP M.Gyvens, RP H.Neris DL C.Smith

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby Booze on First » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:10 pm

I agree with the guys above. Catchers are easy to pick up from the waivers. I like Doumit from those options you gave.

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby AdmiralTrey » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:35 pm

I'd grab Salty and not worry about a trade right now. He's looked improved at the plate and his power has already been demonstrated readily.

12 Team H2H, 4 unrestricted keepers
C - Mike Napoli
1B - Eric Hosmer
2B - Jedd Gyorko
3B - Todd Frazier
SS - Jhonny Peralta
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Shin-Soo Choo
UTL - Brett Lawrie
UTL - Adam LaRoche
Bench - Austin Jackson
DL - Aaron Hill Hanley Ramirez

SP - Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jhoulys Chacin, Ervin Santana
RP - Glen Perkins, Heath Bell, Jose Veras, Ernesto Fireri, Edward Mujica, Carlos Marmol, J.J. Putz

RCL - Cracking the WHIP - Admiral Trey
C - Yadier Molina
1B - Albert Pujols
2B - Jose Altuve
3B - Jedd Gyorko
SS - Jimmy Rollins
MI - Everth Cabrera
CI - Justin Morneau
OF - Jason Heyward, Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Morse, Nick Swisher, Ben Revere
UTL - Kendrys Morales
Bench - Garrett Jones, David Freese

SP - Justin Verlander, Cliff Lee, Ryan Dempster, Ubaldo Jimenez
RP - Jonathan Papelbon, John Axford, Glen Perkins, Ryan Cook, David Robertson

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